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Find usage tips and buying advice for smartphones, tablets, cell phones, mobile internet devices, and other mobile gadgets here. Learn how to use mobile computing devices for work on the go.
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What Is Tethering?
Tethering enables you to go online from your laptop or PDA using your cell phone as a modem. Find out more about the pros and cons of tethering.

How To Use Your Cell Phone As A Wi-Fi Hotspot
If you have a cell phone or smartphone with a data plan, you may be able to use it as a modem for your laptop computer. Find out how to tether your cell phone to your computer so you can access the Internet anywhere you go.

How To Use Your Cell Phone As A Modem
If you have a cell phone or smartphone with a data plan, you may be able to use it as a modem for your laptop computer. Find out how to tether your cell phone to your computer so you can access the Internet anywhere you go.

How to Improve Your Cell Phone Battery Life
Improve your cell phone's battery life and keep your phone from dying on you when you need it most with these basic settings and top tips.

How to Set Up Your New Android Device in 4 Steps
Got a new Android phone or Android tablet? Here are the first steps you should take to set it up.

The Best Free or Cheap Prepaid Cell Phone Plans
These are three of the best prepaid, inexpensive (or even free) cell phone service providers.

How to Boost the Internet Connection on Your Android Phone or Tablet
Get faster internet access on your Android phone or tablet with this free app.

How to Encrypt Your Smartphone Data
Protect the info on your Android device or iPhone/iPad from prying eyes and hackers with these simple steps.

Mobile Computing Devices
Discover the types of mini computers available today, from pocket-sized PCs to portable netbooks.

A Computer in Your Pocket: 7 of the Best Internet Tablets & Mini PCs
The dream of being able to carry a computer in your pocket and access the Internet from anywhere is more of a reality today than ever before, with...

5 Unique Gadget Gifts for Everyone
A selection of unique gadget gifts that are useful for all types of people (travelers, road warriors, commuters, executives, and even the person who has everything).

Cydia - Features of Cydia iPhone Apps Manager and Apps Examples
Cydia - Features of Cydia iPhone Apps Manager and Apps Examples

Satellite Phones Overview
Satellite phones allow you to stay connected in remote areas beyond cellular and landline coverage.

Rooting
Definition and examples of rooting Android devices.

Jailbreaking
Definition and examples of jailbreaking for iPhones, iPods, Android devices, and other mobile phones

PDAs versus Smartphones
Compare the differences and similarities between PDAs and smartphones. Though this article is from About.com's Guide to PDAs, it's a pretty unbiased analysis.

GPS Price and Feature Chart
Many mobile professionals rely on an in-car GPS to get around, especially since they travel or on the road very often. About.com's Guide to GPS has a great overview of the features to consider when buying a GPS.

Apple iPad Central
"All You Need to Know About Apple's iPad Tablet" - from About.com's Guide to Portable Electronics. It's an interesting device that may be useful for mobile professionals' basic Web surfing needs.

Ultra Mobile PCs Database
A convenient, sortable table comparing specs for tablet ultra-mobile PCs, notebook UMPCs, and consumer Internet devices -- all have screens under 9" and several are under 5".

How to Automatically Backup the Photos and Videos on Your Mobile Phone
Automatically save your mobile photos and videos with these free apps

How to Control an Android Device from Afar with Android Device Manager
If someone steals your phone or tablet or you've lost it, you can still ring the device, find it on a map, change the password, and even wipe it from any web browser.

Where to Sell Your Old Laptop or Smartphone for the Most Money
Where to sell your old smartphone for the most money

Where to Donate or Recycle Your Used Laptop, Smartphone, or Tablet
Two easy sites to find out where to donate or recycle your old smartphone.

How to Wipe Your Old Phone Before You Sell or Donate It
Four steps to easily clean up your old smartphone before you sell, donate, or recycle it.

How to Avoid Paying Your Cell Phone Contract's Early Termination Fee
Don't pay an early termination fee if you don't have to!

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